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27th Parkside National Print Exhibition

Published: May 4, 2021
By: UW-Parkside Communications

SOMERS, Wis. - 2021 marks the 27th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition. This tradition continues in the Fine Arts Gallery of the “Rita” at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The exhibition will take place May 4 to October 2, 2021, and will include a public reception, announcement of the $500 best in show award, and juror’s remarks on Thursday, September 23 from 4-6 p.m.

This year marks the largest Parkside National Print Exhibition to date as the gallery will be packed with 100 prints selected from almost 1,000 submissions.

The first show opened at UW-Parkside more than 30 years ago and for three decades the exhibition has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide. The exhibition is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest, founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny.

The exhibition juror is John Hitchcock, an artist, professor of art and associate dean of arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as faculty director of The Studio Learning Community and Art Department graduate chair. Hitchcock is an award-winning artist who uses the print medium to explore relationships of community, land and culture. He has taught printmaking at UW-Madison since 2001.

Hitchcock has received The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, New York; Jerome Foundation Grant, Minnesota; the Creative Arts Award, Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts and the Kellett Mid-Career Award at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A full-color catalog will accompany this exhibition.

The exhibition will be open to the public by appointment and virtually. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For More Details: http://uwp.edu/PNPE.

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